Police blotter — Jan. 28

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday • 2:18 a.m.: Alarm activation, 200 block South Avenue K. • 3:04 a.m.: Premise check, U.S. 70. • 3:10 a.m.: Premise check, 1300 block East Brazos Street. • 5:14 a.m.: Alarm activation, 1000 block West Second Street. • 5:48 a.m.: Traffic stop, 17th Street […]

Bee winner interested in ocean

1-25 Spelling bee

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com As the winner of last week’s Roosevelt County spelling bee, Riley Lujan won a plaque, a $500 scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University and a trip to Albuquerque in March for the state-level spelling bee. Lujan, sixth-grader from Lindsey-Steiner Elementary, won the junior division of the spelling bee […]

Legislative roundup — Jan. 28

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 23 A Lion he was not: It’s Super Bowl week, and that meant the state Senate was especially excited about the man they confirmed Monday for the Military Base Planning Commission. Senators voted 37-0 for John D. Bledsoe, a retired brigadier general and former combat […]

PHS boys basketball capsule — Jan. 28

Tucumcari (10-9) at Portales (10-8) When: 7 p.m. today at The RAC Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last meeting: January 2013, the Rams beat the Rattlers 65-59 at Tucumcari. Last time out: Both teams played on Saturday, with Tucumcari winning at Pecos 77-60 and PHS taking a 53-46 decision at Moriarty Rattlers players to watch: D’Ontee Sandoval, […]

Prep summaries — Jan. 26

Saturday Boys Floyd 66, Clovis freshmen 16 Clovis freshmen — Merit Grau 3, Rohan Angadi 5, Trenton Gaither 6, Lane Kelly 1, Marcelino Honorago 1. Totals 3 10-22 16. Floyd (10-9) — W.T. Whitecotton 13, Edgardo Chavez 6, Lane Wallace 5, Jose Torres 2, Wyatt Chandler 4, Rigo Navaro 2, Cole Rinne 2, Jonathan Diaz […]

Rams rally, get by Pintos

CMI staff MORIARTY — The Portales Rams recovered from an early rotation shakeup, and took advantage when the Moriarty Pintos had one of their own to leave town with a 53-46 victory Saturday night. Zach Campbell had 21 points to lead Portales (10-8) while Caleb Burciaga, who took over the main offensive duties after Daniel […]

Dress your best for Super Bowl

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl Sunday is just a week away and some of you may want to celebrate your team in style. I have been asked what I think one should wear to a Super Bowl party. Here are a couple of suggestions you may want to consider for your football […]

Felt projects on upcoming show

Information on cooking artichokes and doing felting projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and chef John Vollertsen (more commonly known as Chef Johnny Vee) will demonstrate how to clean an artichoke, steam it in a pressure cooker and then make ravioli using Won Ton […]

Still going strong

Lewis Cooper joined the Texico Volunteer Fire Department fin 1964. He has served as chief since 1989.

At the age of 75, Lewis Cooper has no plans to slow down in his post as chief of the Texico Volunteer Fire Department. Originally from Portales, Cooper went to basic training in the late 1950s and served in the Army Reserve for 13 years. He retired after 39 years with Helton Oil in 2000, […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 8-ball pool tournament, 10 a.m. $5. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; […]

Club notes

The Meals on Wheels Board of Directors met Jan. 21. President Phyllis Davidson opened the meeting, with following members in attendance: George Boal, Cleta Cook, Pam Kamradt, Mary Weigl, Harold Wuest and executive coordinator Sherry Turner. Turner provided the monthly report showing 781 meals were delivered in December, with 11,026 meals delivered during calendar year […]

Portales beats Moriarty on road

CMI staff MORIARTY — Facing a team they drubbed by 34 points earlier in the season, the Portales Lady Rams almost forgot to get off the bus on Saturday. Their troubles lasted only a quarter, though. PHS outscored Moriarty 30-13 over the middle two periods to erase a four-point deficit and went on to a […]

Castaways will always be stranded on island

Karl Terry

Castaway for half a century Gilligan, the Skipper and all the passengers of the S.S. Minnow are back in the spotlight recently. As TVLand prepared to reintroduce audiences to the shipwrecked seven this past week the Professor (actor Russell Johnson) died of old age. That’s right the show’s egg-headed heartthrob was whisked from the island […]

School menus — Jan. 26

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast- breakfast pizza. Lunch – beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – cinnamon roll. Lunch -chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jell-O. Wednesday: Breakfast – mini pancakes. Lunch – pig in a blanket, garden salad with ranch, green beans, fresh fruit, […]

Every Super Bowl has good components

Every several years, it seems like a good idea to review the pieces and components which contribute to a good celebration of the Super Bowl. Needless to say, this celebration takes a different form when the teams are of neutral value to the one doing the planning. In my case, the teams with intense loyalty […]

On the shelves — Jan. 26

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Legacy of the Purple Heart was given by Lillian Higgs in memory of Wayne Higgs. More than a history of the nation’s oldest military decoration, this volume commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of hundreds of American servicemen who were recognized for their service, and tells the human […]

No. 4 Tarleton State crushes Hounds

CMI staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State has been head and shoulders above everybody in Lone Star Conference men’s basketball this season. You don’t have to convince Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds got an up-close-and-personal look at NCAA Division II’s No. 4 team Saturday night as the Texans improved to 17-0 (6-0 LSC) and […]

TexAnns recover to beat Zias

CMI staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University played 17th-ranked Tarleton State relatively even for much of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s matchup. It might have been better than that, except for 6-foot-1 senior post Kiara Wright. Wright went 13-for-13 from the floor en route to a career-best 39 points and the TexAnns snapped […]

Zia softball picked for seventh in preseason poll

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has been picked for seventh place in the eight-team Lone Star Conference in a poll released on Friday by the LSC office. ENMU, under first-year coach Kristen Soukup, finished with 40 points to edge out Texas A&M-Kingsville, which had 37. The Zias were ninth […]

PHS Cheer selling raffle tickets through Tuesday

Portales High School Cheer is selling raffle tickets to help pay for its trip to a national competition in Florida, and needs to raise about $2,000 to cover expenses. Raffle prizes include a $300 gasoline card, a $50 Cattle Baron gift certificate and an iPad Mini. Tickets are $1 or six for $5, and donations […]